Minister of Foreign affairs - Nikola Dimitrov


Minister of Foreign affairs - Nikola Dimitrov


“The fundamental mission of our diplomacy is to build bridges of friendship, alliances and to open the door to new perspectives. By pursuing a constructive, consistent and coordinated foreign policy we aim to provide a predictable and secure future for future generations. We strive to build a modern democratic society and to secure our place among the countries we look up to - organised, democratic and free. We want to create conditions to keep the young talent at home. So they won’t go searching for the European way of life abroad, but rather to find that European way of life here. The generation to come has the will, the power and the potential to build a European way of life at home. Our responsibility is to clear the path to that end.”


Professional background 

2017 - Minister of Foreign Affairs 

2009 - 2014 Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the OPCW (2009-2014).

2008 - 2011 Co-representative of the Republic of Macedonia before the International Court of Justice in the case against Greece (Application of the Interim Accord of 1995) 

2006 - 2009 National Coordinator for NATO 

2007 - 2008 Special Envoy of the Government for European and Euro-Atlantic Integrations in Brussels

2003 - 2008 Special Envoy in negotiations with Greece

2001 - 2006 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the US 

2000 - 2001 National Security Adviser to the President 

2000 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs 


Education 

2012  Professional training at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University 

1998  Master of Law at the University of Cambridge 

1996  Graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius